Monday, August 27, 2007

Dressing Up

I don't know why I bother dressing up for work.

I'm inevitably peppered with the same questions every time by suspicious coworkers.

Interview? I wish.

Date? I wish.

Funeral? Gladly, no.

Court? Shut up.

It's like they've never heard of Laundry Day.


Blogger Beth said...

my coworkers (and some customers) always ask why i'm all dressed up.... some say that i've got my eye on someone or that i'm "looking" lol but i just say.... just went SHOPPING LOL

10:01 PM, August 27, 2007  
Blogger Jessica said...

The last time I wore some eye makeup and a touch of lipstick to work, everyone made such a big freakin' deal about it that I didn't do it again.

11:22 PM, August 27, 2007  
Blogger Vampire Librarian said...

Hi Jessica and Beth!

I'm glad I'm not the only one.

Funny thing is, if I roll in wearing a burlap sack, nobody would bat an eyelash.

12:19 AM, August 28, 2007  
Blogger Katya said...

You know, that's true with me too but let me come in wearing something a little extra nice and I get all kinds of questions. If I came to work wearing makeup though, they might actually call in the National Guard or something.

5:31 PM, August 28, 2007  
Blogger Holley T said...

same here...what is going on with the world!!!

7:39 PM, August 28, 2007  
Blogger marylandbeachgirl said...

LOL.... once I came into work wearing a suit and even the patrons asked if I was going to a job interview.....

2:45 PM, August 29, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! This happened to me yesterday for exactly the same reason... dresses are easier when you don't have clean things that match.

3:01 PM, August 29, 2007  
Blogger j0m1n1n said...

Strangely, I often get asked if I'm conducting interviews on the rare occasion that I'm dressed up. What's strange about that is that the people who ask have known me for a long time and should know that I never dress up to conduct interviews. I generally come in unshaven and in a Bauhaus t-shirt for that.

10:32 PM, August 29, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha, j0m1n1n - If they know who Bauhaus is, do they get the job on the spot? =)

2:40 AM, August 30, 2007  
Blogger j0m1n1n said...

Actually, I only interview applicants for student worker jobs. They get the job if they are enrolled in the university and they don't say "liberry" during the interview.

12:19 PM, August 30, 2007  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...

When I started working with the library service there was an expectation that as a male person I would wear a suit and tie and be called "Mister Musgrove." So, despite my personal preference for hiding behind a suit and tie at work, for the first twelve years here I wore open-necked shirts, my most discreditable gardening jacket and insisted on being called "Sir." (Sensible staff quite quickly twigged the heavy irony of this last).

These days I do wear the suit and tie (they're a useful prop in difficult times) but I doubt anyone would bat an eyelid if I came in wearing full makeup. Again.

3:13 PM, September 08, 2007  
Blogger Vampire Librarian said...

What is it with fancy dress not being library friendly? I've been dressing nicely for the most part since I posted this. I think it helps with the new students.

Kevin, were the women not held to the same standard? I'm curious.

4:24 PM, September 08, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

j0m1n1n: If I disqualified students who say "liberry" during the interview, I wouldn't have anyone to hire.

I don't dress up because I spend a lot of time on the floor fighting paper jams, toner issues, etc. I keep telling my boss I need a clothing allowance.

9:55 PM, September 11, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time I get my hair cut every single person has to make a comment...."someone got his hair cut"....."you got your hair cut" or some inane comment like that. Yes, I get a hair cut every couple months, and it's always the same. I don't need commentary or told that I had one when I know I did because I was there!!!!!! (And no, they're not saying how it looks....just that I got it cut.)

9:26 AM, May 02, 2011  

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